Neither Terry Dubrow or Paul Nassif are strangers to reality TV. In addition to their participation in the Real Housewives franchise, both have previously been on reality shows about plastic surgery. This will be Paul’s fifth plastic surgery show and Terry’s third. I can’t believe it has been ten years since the train wreck known as The Swan was on. If you were fortunate enough not to see that show, a dozen or so girls were recruited to vie for the chance to get every plastic surgery known to man. The unfortunate looking women would stand on national TV in their underwear while Terry would take a black marker and point out every less than perfect part of their body by encircling them ugly black circles. The lucky girls would then have a dozen or so surgeries at once that entirely changed their appearance. After weeks of recuperation and intensive psychiatric care, the young woman would be dressed up and made up before her new appearance was revealed to her in front a full length mirror. Despite a lot of negative publicity for doing so many surgeries at once, the wait time for surgery with Terry doubled after his appearance on the show.
Last April at NBC-Universal’s Summer Press Terry teased the media about one of his more difficult patients on the show, Janice Dickinson. Here is what he had to say of the challenges he faced.
“If you look at previous paparazzi photos of Janice, she has had plastic surgery on her chest that hasn’t really worked out very well. You can really sort of see a lot of what we call rippling after breast augmentation. And she’s a very thin-skinned, very low body fat, super model. So she had multiple previous surgeries, so the challenge for her was to try to fix her breasts in a way that would allow her to walk the red carpet and not be made fun of.”
Shockingly, it was not just the surgery itself that was difficult. I mean, have you seen Janice?
“One, anatomically, it was very difficult because of her body structure and two, Janice was very difficult. If you watch the program, you’re going to get a real dose like I did, like we did, of Janice Dickinson. I mean we were ‘Janice’d’ to the extreme. And unfortunately, some of the things I was very concerned about with Janice emotionally came to fruition. You’ve got to watch it. I had a couple of tough nights taking care of Janice Dickinson, I can tell you!”
Botched! was originally schedule to premiere in September; however, Heather tweeted yesterday that the show has a new premiere date of Tuesday, June 24 at 9 p.m on E! Speaking of Heather, she is currently working on a show called Sequestered, it’s a legal thriller about a jury who is sequestered to deliberate a case with major, national implications. That sounds interesting! By the way, yesterday was Heather and Terry’s fifteenth wedding anniversary.
Will you be watching Botched! ?